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Title:
Living on the edge : breaking up to break down to breakthrough
Author:
McCormick, Elizabeth Wilde.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[New edition].
Publication Information:
London : Continuum, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
203 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: Shaftesbury : Element, 1997.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780826467805
Format :
Book

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Central Library BF204.7 .M33 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

'This is a complex book. It offers clarification and a sense of reassurance, but does not intend to provide answers, and is not for those seeking concrete direction. This will be a powerful read for many in a place of loss, chaos or existential angst' - Alison Cooper, Psychothearpy and Counselling

Drawing on sources as diverse as medical and psychological theory, anthropology, religious and spiritual tradition, art and poetry, experienced psychotherapist Elizabeth Wilde McCormick explores the different elements of the edge - the images, dangers, safe places, and offers a unique handbook which charts that often lonely and alien territory.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Mapping the Edge
General Images and Definitions of the Edge
Naming Our Individual Edges
Maps of Being
Paths of Initiation
Part 2 Aspects of the Edge
Preparing to Explore the Edge
Chaos
Exhaustion
When the Well Runs Dry
Loss and Fear of Loss
Grey Melancholy and Black Depression
Anger and Rage
Vulnerability
Aloneness and Alienation
Meeting the Trickster
Waiting
Part 3 Dangers of the Edge
False Gods
Part 4 Stepping Stones and Safe Places For the Edge
Stepping Stones and Safe Places

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